Are you trying to get your beach bod ready? I have just the thing. This homemade pasta.
Kiddinggggg. But for reals, this pasta was amazing and it actually isn’t bad for you if you exercise portion control, which I don’t.
This was the second time I went on a pasta making adventure. The first time, I made it with friends using their kitchen aid pasta making attachment. It was so easy and so fun. This time, I did it the old school way- like actually rolled it out by hand and then cut it into strips using a knife. Lets just say I have a new appreciation for the boxed stuff you find on the shelves. This method was just as fun as the first, but not quite as easy. It only requires three ingredients; flour, salt and eggs. It may have been easier if I owned an actually rolling pin. I mayyyy have used a wine bottle to roll out this pasta dough. Cook/baker of the year over here.
I eat regular ol’ boxed pasta about once a week, twice if I’m extra poor that week. This is a nice alternative though- and I usually always have flour and eggs on hand.
I used all purpose flour but as I get more into pasta making, I’d like to explore using other flours. Like the traditional semolina version or maybe some healthier options as well (quinoa flour, oat flour?) Who knows. Things I would do differently: have one person cut the pasta (my friend and I both cut it, as to share in the pasta making fun- but our slices weren’t as consistent as they could be which made for uneven cooking times.) Aside from that- it was awesome and I felt like I was Mario Batali minus the orange crocs.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Measure flour and place in a bowl (or directly on a clean table if you want to make it like a legit Italian grandma)
- Add salt to flour and stir with a whisk
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and crack 3 eggs in
- Start incorporating the eggs until it is a slightly crumbs dough ball
- Turn out of the a clean surface and knead for about 5 mins until it forms a smooth dough ball (the less air pockets the better
- Place in a clean bowl and let it sit out on a counter for about 30 mins
- Next flour a clean surface with about 1 teaspoon of flour
- Roll it out as thin as you can get it (think the thickness of pasta you would usually buy)
- Slice into thin, equal size strips
- Boil for 5-8 mins (depending on how thin or thick your pasta is)
- Serve with your favorite sauce!